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Culture and Society in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Edited by Colin Mackerras, Richard Maidment


280 pages

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pub: 1998-06-04
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This important new text examines the crucial social and cultural factors associated with the rise of the Asia- Pacific region at the end of the Twentieth Century.

It takes a close look at those areas which have affected the everyday life of the people most directly. These include:

* the family

* gender relations and the position of women

* religion

* the arts, with specific reference to film

* ethnic relations and population migration

* education, and the images of the Asia-Pacific.

The authors discuss real tensions between tradition and modernity in different nations of the Asia-Pacific, exploring the effects that economic growth has on powerful traditional cultures.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General